Page Speed Benchmarks

Page speed has a huge impact on user experience. Faster sites have been proven to have lower bounce rates, higher conversion rates, bigger shopping cart sizes, and happier users. In these dashboards, we rank industry-leading websites based on how fast their pages appear to load, from a user’s perspective. For each site, click through to see their detailed test results.

Tested every day on a desktop Chrome desktop browser with a fast connection (25Mbps/10Mbps 10ms RTT). Sites are sorted by Start Render which is when the first non-white content is painted in the browser.

MEDIA SITES IN EUROPE ON A FAST CONNECTION

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#1 THE GUARDIAN
0.08s Backend
0.3s Start Render
1.11s Largest Contentful Paint
2.22s SpeedIndex
2.75s First CPU Idle
2.75s Time To Interactive
3.3s Visually Complete
6.83s Fully Loaded

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#2 LE MONDE
0.17s Backend
0.5s Start Render
1.04s SpeedIndex
1.33s First CPU Idle
1.33s Time To Interactive
1.61s Largest Contentful Paint
1.7s Visually Complete
1.85s Fully Loaded

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#3 RADIO FREE EUROPE
0.15s Backend
0.5s Start Render
0.89s SpeedIndex
1.2s Largest Contentful Paint
1.5s Visually Complete
1.59s First CPU Idle
1.59s Time To Interactive
2.17s Fully Loaded

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#4 EL PAIS
0.06s Backend
0.6s Start Render
5.55s SpeedIndex
5.57s Largest Contentful Paint
8s First CPU Idle
8s Time To Interactive
8.48s Fully Loaded
11.9s Visually Complete

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#5 LA REPUBBLICA
0.06s Backend
0.6s Start Render
1.7s SpeedIndex
2.01s First CPU Idle
2.01s Time To Interactive
2.13s Largest Contentful Paint
2.5s Visually Complete
5.08s Fully Loaded

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#6 PRAVDA
0.42s Backend
0.7s Start Render
0.82s SpeedIndex
1s Visually Complete
1.03s Largest Contentful Paint
1.14s First CPU Idle
1.14s Time To Interactive
1.31s Fully Loaded

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#7 THE TELEGRAPH
0.19s Backend
0.66s Largest Contentful Paint
0.7s Start Render
1.79s SpeedIndex
2.86s First CPU Idle
2.86s Time To Interactive
3.2s Visually Complete
12.89s Fully Loaded

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#8 BBC
0.11s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.64s SpeedIndex
2.16s Largest Contentful Paint
3s Visually Complete
4.17s First CPU Idle
4.17s Time To Interactive
8.55s Fully Loaded

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#9 FINANCIAL TIMES
0.19s Backend
0.8s Start Render
1.28s Largest Contentful Paint
1.39s SpeedIndex
2.66s First CPU Idle
2.66s Time To Interactive
3.9s Visually Complete
17.69s Fully Loaded

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#10 BILD
0.07s Backend
0.9s Start Render
1.18s Largest Contentful Paint
2.62s SpeedIndex
4.4s Visually Complete
8.54s First CPU Idle
8.54s Time To Interactive
24.65s Fully Loaded

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#11 IRISH TIMES
0.09s Backend
1.6s Start Render
1.89s Largest Contentful Paint
2.18s SpeedIndex
2.29s First CPU Idle
2.29s Time To Interactive
2.83s Fully Loaded
3.3s Visually Complete

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